The Handbook of the International Law of Military Operations

Hardcover | January 9, 2016

EditorTerry D. Gill, Dieter Fleck

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The second edition of this well received handbook provides a comprehensive overview and annotated commentary of those areas of international law most relevant to the planning and conduct of military operations. It covers a wide scope of military operations, ranging from operations conductedunder UN Security Council mandate to (collective) self-defence and consensual and humanitarian operations and identifies the relevant legal bases and applicable legal regimes governing the application of force and treatment of persons during such operations. It also devotes attention to the lawgoverning the status of forces, military use of the sea and airspace and questions of international (criminal) responsibility for breaches of international law. New developments such as cyber warfare and controversial aspects of law in relation to contemporary operations, such as targeted killing ofspecific individuals are discussed and analysed, alongside recent developments in more traditional types of operations, such as peacekeeping and naval operations. The book is aimed at policy officials, commanders and their (military) legal advisors who are involved with the planning and conduct of any type of military operation and is intended to complement national and international policy and legal guidelines and assist in identifying and applying the lawto ensure legitimacy and contribute to mission accomplishment. It likewise fulfils a need in pertinent international organizations, such as the UN, NATO, Regional Organizations, and NGOs. It also serves as a comprehensive work of reference to academics and is suitable for courses at military staffcolleges, academies and universities, which devote attention to one or more aspects of international law treated in the book. This mix of intended users is reflected in the contributors who include senior (former) policy officials and (military) legal advisors, alongside academics engaged inteaching and research in these areas of international law.

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The second edition of this well received handbook provides a comprehensive overview and annotated commentary of those areas of international law most relevant to the planning and conduct of military operations. It covers a wide scope of military operations, ranging from operations conductedunder UN Security Council mandate to (collecti...

Terry Gill is Professor of Military Law at the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Defence Academy. Previously, he was first Assistant and later Associate Professor of Public International Law at Utrecht University from 1985-2012, where he received his doctorate (cum laude) in 1989. He was a member of the expert group convened ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:816 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.99 inPublished:January 9, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

General Issues1. Terry D. Gill and Dieter Fleck: Concept and Sources of the International Law of Military Operations2. William K. Lietzau and Joseph A. Rutigliano Jr: History and Development of the International Law of Military Operations3. Jann K. Kleffner: Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law: General Issues4. Nils Melzer and Gloria Gaggioli Gasteyger: Conceptual Distinction and Overlaps Between Law Enforcement and the Conduct of HostilitiesMilitary Operations within the Context of the UN Collective Security System5. Enforcement and Peace Enforcement OperationsTerry D. Gill: 5.1 Legal Characterization and Basis for Enforcement Operations and Peace Enforcement Operations Under the CharterDieter Fleck: 5.2 Status of Forces in Enforcement and Peace Enforcement OperationsTerry D. Gill: 5.3 Legal Parameters for the Use of Force in the Context of the UN Collective Security SystemBlaise Cathcart: 5.4 Force Application in Enforcement and Peace Enforcement OperationsCharles H.B. Garraway and Jann K. Kleffner: 5.5 Applicability and Application of International Humanitarian Law to Enforcement and Peace Enforcement Operations6. Peace OperationsTerry D. Gill: 6.1 Characterization and Legal Basis for Peace OperationsDieter Fleck: 6.2 Status of Forces in Peace OperationsTerry D. Gill: 6.3 Legal Parameters for the Use of Force within the Context of Peace OperationsPatrick C. Cammaert and Ben F. Klappe: 6.4 Application of Force and Rules of Engagement in Peace OperationsPatrick C. Cammaert and Ben F. Klappe: 6.5 Authority, Command, and Control in United Nations-Led Peace Operations7. Eric P.J. Myjer and Nigel D. White: Peace Operations Conducted by Regional Organizations and ArrangementsMilitary Operations within the Context of the Right of Self-Defence and Other Possible Legal Bases for the Use of Force8. Terry D. Gill: Legal Basis of the Right of Self-Defence Under the UN Charter and Under Customary International Law9. Dieter Fleck: Status of Forces in Self-Defence Operations10. Blaise Cathcart: Application of Force and Rules of Engagement in Self-Defence Operations11. Charles H.B. Garraway and Jann K. Kleffner: International Humanitarian Law in Self-Defence Operations12. Terry D. Gill and Paul A. L. Ducheine: Rescue of Nationals13. Terry D. Gill: Humanitarian Intervention14. Terry D. Gill: Military Intervention with the Consent or at the Invitation of a GovernmentCapita Selecta of International Military Operational Law15. Blaise Cathcart: Command and Control in Military Operations16. Michael N. Schmitt: Targeting in Operational Law17. Nils Melzer: Targeted Killings in Operational Law Perspective18. William H. Boothby: Weapons and Operational Law19. Michael N. Schmitt: Air Law and Military Operations20. Wolff Heintschel Von Heinegg: The Law of Military Operations at Sea21. Wolff Heintschel Von Heinegg and Martin D. Fink: Maritime Interception/Interdiction Operations22. Blaise Cathcart: Legal Dimensions Of Special Operations and Information Operations23. Paul Ducheine: Military Cyber Operations24. Hans F.R. Boddens Hosang: Force Protection, Unit Self-Defence and Personal Self-Defence: Their Relationship to Rules of Engagement25. Timothy Mccormack and Bruce M. Oswald: The Maintenance of Law and Order in Military Operations26. Jann K. Kleffner: Operational Detention and the Treatment of Detainees27. Ben F. Klappe: Civil-Military Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance28. Terry D. Gill and Dieter Fleck: Private Contractors and Security Companies29. William J. Fenrick: The Prosecution of International Crimes in Relation to the Conduct of Military Operations30. Boris Kondoch and Marten Zwanenburg: International Responsibility and Military OperationsSynthesis and Conclusion31. A.P.V. Rogers and Darren Stewart: The Role Of The Military Legal Advisor32. Dieter Fleck and Terry D. Gill: ConclusionsThe Manual on International Law of Military OperationsGlossary of Terms

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"This book is likely to prove, over time, to be a well-thumbed book, of value to its intended readership. If it leads members of armed forces to realise that there is much more to training than doing so merely for an international armed conflict at the expense of other types of militaryoperations, which are much more common, the book will have performed a valuable implementation function" --Peter Rowe, University of Lancaster